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Rafa Martí is Professor in the Statistics and Operations Research department at the University of Valencia, Campus de Burjassot, Valencia, Spain. His teaching and research are devoted to Statistics, Mathematical Programming, and Heuristic Optimization. He is co-author of seven books, being the last one Exact and Heuristic Methods in Combinatorial Optimization (Springer 2022), and has secured an american patent. Prof. Martí is currently Area Editor in the Journal of Heuristics and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Oper. Res., TOP, the Math. Prog. Computation, and the Int. Journal of Metaheuristics. He coordinates the Spanish Network in Metaheuristics, currently funded as a SEIO working group and by the Spanish Goverment.

Prof. Martí has published almost 200 papers, and around 125 are in JCR-indexed journals (h-index=58 and i10-index=137 according to Google scholar). He has also contributed with around 100 presentations in conferences and universities, from which about half of them were invited. Martí is Senior Research Associate of OptTek Systems (USA), and has been invited professor at the University of Colorado (USA), Molde (Norway), Wien (Austria), Bretagne-Sud (France), UCD (Dublin), and Panamá. The Web of Knowledge, compiles 126 of his papers and computes an h-index=32. (Download curriculum vitae).

Rafa Martí es Catedrático de Universidad en el Departamento de Estadística e Investigación Operativa de la Universitat de Valéncia, Campus de Burjassot (Valencia), España. Desarrolla su labor docente e investigadora en materias de Estadística, Programación Matemática, y Optimización Heurística. Es co-autor de 7 libros, siendo el último la monografía Exact and Heuristic Methods in Combinatorial Optimization (Springer, 2022), y tiene registrada una patente americana. El profesor Martí actualmente es editor de área de la revista Journal of Heuristics y editor asociado de las revistas TOP, European Journal of Oper. Res., Math. Prog. Computation e Int. Journal of Metaheuristics. Coordina la red Española de Metaheurísticas, actualmente financiada como un grupo de trabajo de la SEIO y por el Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (TIN2017-90844-REDT).

El Prof. Martí ha publicado alrededor de 200 artículos científicos, de los cuales alrededor de 125 se encuentran en revistas indexadas en el JCR (con índices h=58 e i10=137 según Google Scholar). Ha realizado alrededor de 100 presentaciones en congresos y universidades, de las cuales aproximadamente la mitad han sido invitadas. Martí es investigador asociado de OptTek Systems (USA), y ha sido profesor invitado en las universidades de Colorado (USA), Molde (Noruega), Viena (Austria), Bretagne-Sud (Francia), UCD (Dublin) y Panamá. La Web of Knowledge le contabiliza 126 publicaciones y un índice-h=32. (Descargar curriculum vitae).


Research project
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Rafa Martí and Anna Martínez-Gavara coordinate the research project entitled Supply Chain Optimization (SCOOP) This is a joint project with Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) and includes 20 researchers. In this project we develop algorithms, based on metaheuristic methods, which integrated in a software, solve hard optimization problems. It is funded by the Spanish Goverment with the code PID2021-125709OB (2022-2024).

The collaboration between our group and the URJC team (GRAFO) started in 2006 when Profs. Martí and Duarte published a paper in the European Journal of Operational Research. Since then, both teams have published together almost 50 JCR-indexed papers and 25 book chapters, and their research has been presented in more than 50 international conferences. This collaboration has received remarkable evaluations on previous joint funded projects, such as: TIN2012-35632, TIN2015-65460 or PGC2018-095322.

In the OPTSICOM website, codes, instances and best known solutions for the problems in which we are working are available. You can directly download from here the LOLIB and MDPLIB 2.0.

2021-22 Publications

Latest journal papers

Discrete diversity and dispersion maximization. A review and an empirical analysis from an OR perspective
Martí, R., Martínez-Gavara, A., Sánchez-Oro, J., and S. Pérez-Peló European Journal of Operational Research 299 (3) Invited review, 795 - 813 (2022)

Max-min dispersion with capacity and cost for a practical location problem
Lozano-Osorio, I., Martínez-Gavara, A., Martí, R., Duarte, A. Expert Systems With Applications 200, 116899 (2022)

A Review of the Role of Heuristics in Stochastic Optimisation: from metaheuristics to learnheuristics
Juan, A., Keenan, P., Martí, R., McGarraghy, S., Panadero, J., Carroll, P., Oliva, D. Annals of Operations Research 2021 (available upon request)

Measuring diversity. A review and an empirical analysis
Francisco Parreño, Ramón Álvarez-Valdés, Rafael Martí European Journal of Operational Research 289, 515-532 (2021)

Scatter Search for the Minimum Leaf Spanning Tree Problem
Singh Kardam, Y., Kamal Srivastava, Pallavi Jain, and Rafael Martí Computers and Operations Research 145, 195858 (2022)

Tabu search tutorial. A Graph Drawing Application
Glover, F., Campos, V. Martí, R. TOP 29, 319–350 (2021)

The Capacitated Dispersion Problem. A mathematical model and a scatter search metaheuristic
Martí, R., Martínez-Gavara, A., Sánchez-Oro, J. Memetic Computing 13, 131-146 (2021)

Heuristics for the Capacitated Dispersion Problem
Peiró, J, I. Jiménez, J. Laguardia, R. Martí International Transactions in Operational Research 28, 119 - 141 (2021)

A Strategic Oscillation Simheuristic for the Time Capacitated Arc Routing Problem with Stochastic Demands
Panadero, J., P. Keenan, A. Juan, R. Martí, S. McGarraghy Computers and Operations Research 133, 105377 (2021)


Professional address
(34) 96.3543090
Dpto. de Estadística e I. O.
Facultad de Matemáticas
Dr. Moliner 50, 46100
Burjassot, Valencia, España

2019 Award

INFORMS Journal on Computing
Informs has awarded Rafael Martí and his co-authors, to honor their paper Scatter search and local NLP solvers, published in this journal in 2007, with the Test of Time Paper Award, for having been the most impactful over a prolonged period.

2021 2% Top Scientist

Standford Ranking of top researchers
The Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford University has published a rank with the top 2% most-cited scientists. It is calculated using Scopus citation data over 22 years, and ranks 150,000 scientists classified into 22 scientific fields. Prof. Martí, ranks in position 352 in the Operations Research field.

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